Announcement: International Conference, “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”, 27- 28 October 2017

Dear Colleagues, Thank you, once again, for supporting the Second International Conference of the Oficina de História-Moçambique (Oct 27-28/2017, Fortaleza de Maputo, Mozambique). As you know the theme for this year’s conference is “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”. It Continue reading Announcement: International Conference, “Slavery, Slave Trade and the Making of Mozambique”, 27- 28 October 2017

Tubman Talks: “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic” – 12 October 2017

Paget Henry and Mali Olatunji will present a paper entitled, “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic,” on October 12, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:30. Abstract Mali Olatunji, photographer and aesthetician, is the creative inspiration behind an Continue reading Tubman Talks: “The Making of a Woodist/Jumbie Aesthetic” – 12 October 2017

Book Launch “Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice”

Join us on Thursday, September 28, 2017 as Drs. Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk launch their edited collection entitled, Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice at the Solarium Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, from 5:00 – 7:00 Continue reading Book Launch “Contemporary Slavery: Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice”

Summer Institute 2017: “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions”

       CALL FOR PAPERS: The Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, in collaboration with the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, presents the 8th Annual Summer Institute:  “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions,” at York University, Keele Continue reading Summer Institute 2017: “African Diasporas: Peoples, Cultures, Institutions”

Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt” — 13 April, 2017

Dr. Jean Li will present a paper entitled, “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt,” on April 13, 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from 2:30 – 4:00. Abstract: Normative portrayals of ancient Egyptian women tend Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Portraits of a Lady: Complicating Characterizations of Women in Ancient Egypt” — 13 April, 2017

Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

Anna St. Onge, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Andrea Kosavic, and Mona Elayyan will give a talk entitled “Sustainability and the digital ecosystem: best practices for the digital humanist’ on 16 March 2017 at the Harriet Tubman Institute from  2:30-4:30 p.m. Abstract The Digital Continue reading Tubman Talks: “Sustainability and the Digital Ecosystem: Best Practices for the Digital Humanist,” 16 March 2017

Bruno Véras wins Brazilian Award for Promotion of Racial and Gender Equity

Congratulations to Bruno Véras who received the Antonieta de Barros award for the promotion of racial and gender equity in Brazil. Bruno is a PhD student in the Department of History and was the director of the project, “África Aparece: Linguagem, Ensino Continue reading Bruno Véras wins Brazilian Award for Promotion of Racial and Gender Equity